Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms Containing the True Law of Lunar Influence
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Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms Containing the True Law of Lunar Influence

By Thomas Bassnett
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  • Transcriber’s Note
  • OUTLINES OF A MECHANICAL THEORY OF STORMS,
    • CONTENTS.
    • PREFACE.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • MECHANICAL THEORY OF STORMS.
    • SECTION FIRST.
      • PRESENT STATE OF METEOROLOGY.
      • ORIGINAL CONDITION OF THE EARTH.
      • GREAT OBJECT OF LA PLACE.
      • BESSEL’S OPINION.
      • A VACUUM REQUIRED BY MODERN SYSTEMS.
      • DIFFICULTIES OF THIS VIEW.
      • ETHER IMPONDERABLE.
      • ELECTRIC FLUID THE MEDIUM OF SPACE.
      • NEWTONIAN GRAVITY.
      • GRAVITY MECHANICAL.
      • GREAT PRINCIPLE OF DYNAMICS.
      • SPECIFIC HEAT.
      • LAW OF SPECIFIC HEAT.
      • THE GOLDEN MEAN.
      • OUTLINES OF THE PROBLEM.
      • MOTIONS OF THE STARS.
      • VORTICOSE MOTION.
      • FORMATION OF VORTICES.
      • TEST OF A THEORY.
      • ENUNCIATION OF THE THEORY.
      • MASS OF THE MOON.
      • ATMOSPHERIC CURRENTS.
      • HUTTON’S THEORY.
      • GREAT SPECIFIC HEAT OF THE ETHER.
      • PROCESS OF DERANGEMENT.
      • INFLUENCE OF DIMINISHED PRESSURE.
      • ACTION OF THE POLAR CURRENT.
      • LIMITS OF THE VORTEX.
      • ROUTINE OF A STORM.
      • CONDITIONS NECESSARY TO PRODUCE A STORM.
      • LATERAL VORTICES.
      • ILLUSTRATION OF THEIR ACTION.
      • ORDER OF OCCURRENCE.
      • REDFIELD’S THEORY OF STORMS.
      • WHIRLWINDS VERY LIMITED IN DIAMETER.
      • OBJECTION TO CIRCULAR STORMS.
      • INDICATIONS OF A STORM.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • PRESENT STATE OF METEOROLOGY.
    • ORIGINAL CONDITION OF THE EARTH.
    • GREAT OBJECT OF LA PLACE.
    • BESSEL’S OPINION.
    • A VACUUM REQUIRED BY MODERN SYSTEMS.
    • DIFFICULTIES OF THIS VIEW.
    • ETHER IMPONDERABLE.
    • ELECTRIC FLUID THE MEDIUM OF SPACE.
    • NEWTONIAN GRAVITY.
    • GRAVITY MECHANICAL.
    • GREAT PRINCIPLE OF DYNAMICS.
    • SPECIFIC HEAT.
    • LAW OF SPECIFIC HEAT.
    • THE GOLDEN MEAN.
    • OUTLINES OF THE PROBLEM.
    • MOTIONS OF THE STARS.
    • VORTICOSE MOTION.
    • FORMATION OF VORTICES.
    • TEST OF A THEORY.
    • ENUNCIATION OF THE THEORY.
    • MASS OF THE MOON.
    • ATMOSPHERIC CURRENTS.
    • HUTTON’S THEORY.
    • GREAT SPECIFIC HEAT OF THE ETHER.
    • PROCESS OF DERANGEMENT.
    • INFLUENCE OF DIMINISHED PRESSURE.
    • ACTION OF THE POLAR CURRENT.
    • LIMITS OF THE VORTEX.
    • ROUTINE OF A STORM.
    • CONDITIONS NECESSARY TO PRODUCE A STORM.
    • LATERAL VORTICES.
    • ILLUSTRATION OF THEIR ACTION.
    • ORDER OF OCCURRENCE.
    • REDFIELD’S THEORY OF STORMS.
    • WHIRLWINDS VERY LIMITED IN DIAMETER.
    • OBJECTION TO CIRCULAR STORMS.
    • INDICATIONS OF A STORM.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • SECTION SECOND.
      • MECHANICAL ACTION OF THE MOON.
      • MOTION OF THE AXIS OF THE VORTEX.
      • INCLINATION OF THE AXIS.
      • POSITION OF THE AXIS OF THE VORTEX.
      • DISPLACEMENT OF THE AXIS.
      • CENTRAL VORTEX ASCENDING.
      • CORRECTION FOR PROTUBERANCE.
      • MILWAUKIE STORM, JULY 2.
      • NEW YORK STORM.
      • CENTRAL VORTEX DESCENDING.
      • OTTOWA STORM, DECEMBER 22, 1852.
      • MAGNETIC STORM, DECEMBER 23, 1852.
      • LIVERPOOL STORM.
      • PASSAGES OF ALL THE VORTICES.
      • NEW YORK STORM, JULY 8, 1853.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • MECHANICAL ACTION OF THE MOON.
    • MOTION OF THE AXIS OF THE VORTEX.
    • INCLINATION OF THE AXIS.
    • POSITION OF THE AXIS OF THE VORTEX.
    • DISPLACEMENT OF THE AXIS.
    • CENTRAL VORTEX ASCENDING.
    • CORRECTION FOR PROTUBERANCE.
    • MILWAUKIE STORM, JULY 2.
    • NEW YORK STORM.
    • CENTRAL VORTEX DESCENDING.
    • OTTOWA STORM, DECEMBER 22, 1852.
    • MAGNETIC STORM, DECEMBER 23, 1852.
    • LIVERPOOL STORM.
    • PASSAGES OF ALL THE VORTICES.
    • NEW YORK STORM, JULY 8, 1853.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • SECTION THIRD.
      • OBJECTIONS TO LUNAR INFLUENCE.
      • MODIFYING CAUSES.
      • TERRESTRIAL MAGNETISM.
      • MAGNETIC VARIATIONS.
      • MAGNETIC STORMS.
      • AURORA BOREALIS.
      • EARTHQUAKES.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • OBJECTIONS TO LUNAR INFLUENCE.
    • MODIFYING CAUSES.
    • TERRESTRIAL MAGNETISM.
    • MAGNETIC VARIATIONS.
    • MAGNETIC STORMS.
    • AURORA BOREALIS.
    • EARTHQUAKES.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • SECTION FOURTH.
      • THE SOLAR SPOTS.
      • MASSES OF THE SUN AND PLANETS.
      • LAW OF DENSITY IN SOLAR VORTEX.
      • BODES’ LAW OF PLANETARY DISTANCES.
      • PERTURBATIONS DUE TO THE ETHER.
      • KEPLER’S THIRD LAW ONLY APPROXIMATELY TRUE.
      • LIGHT AND HEAT.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • THE SOLAR SPOTS.
    • MASSES OF THE SUN AND PLANETS.
    • LAW OF DENSITY IN SOLAR VORTEX.
    • BODES’ LAW OF PLANETARY DISTANCES.
    • PERTURBATIONS DUE TO THE ETHER.
    • KEPLER’S THIRD LAW ONLY APPROXIMATELY TRUE.
    • LIGHT AND HEAT.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • SECTION FIFTH.
      • COMETARY PHENOMENA.
      • THE ZODIAL LIGHT.
      • SHOOTING STARS.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • COMETARY PHENOMENA.
    • THE ZODIAL LIGHT.
    • SHOOTING STARS.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • SECTION SIXTH.
      • THE POLAR ICE.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • THE POLAR ICE.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CONCLUSION.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • APPENDIX.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
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